Hugo Boss said that it's seen a solid start to the year as it revealed its first-quarter sales. Not that those sales rose. In fact they were down 8% currency-adjusted, or 10% in total to €497 million.
Ultra-luxe label Hermès has unveiled a newly transformed flagship in Beijing's China World Trade Centre. It covers two floors and more than 900 sqm with an “eye-catching façade that beckons from afar”.
Covid-19 has boosted e-tail, especially for multibrand sites and leading luxury labels, according to a study by Bernstein for Altagamma. An evolution that means other labels need to rethink their commercial strategy.
French luxury goods group LVMH will increase its stake in fashion company Tod’s to 10%, Tod’s said, in a move which sources described as “friendly support” for the Italian struggling leather goods maker.
Hermès had a good first quarter as all of its business lines returned to growth and the company said it saw "a remarkable increase" in ready-to-wear and accessories, as well as watches and other categories.
Burberry’s chief creative officer Riccardo Tisci dedicated his latest collection to warrior women like his mother; a homage to feminine power featuring all manner of flags, unveiled online on Wednsday.
Sales at Kering rose by 26% in the first quarter of 2021, led by a strong rebound for its star label Gucci, with growth in Asia and the United States more than offsetting new coronavirus lockdowns in much of Europe.
With European populations slowly but surely being vaccinated, designers on the Continent are suddenly expressing a new optimism. Few more so than Demna Gvasalia of Balenciaga in Balenciaga's winter 2021 pre-collection.
British designer Paul Andrew, head of all collections at Florentine luxury brand Salvatore Ferragamo since 2019, will leave his role at the business in May. The brand’s in-house team will take over his responsibilities.